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Bedfringe: the Clanger’s top tips

Take your pick! There are over 60 shows at this year’s Bedfringe, so you’re bound to find something that floats your boat. Here are some of our top tips. If you click on the show title, we’ll take you straight to the box office, so you can book tickets RIGHT NOW!! Share best of Bedfringe…

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Introducing… Bedfringe 2018

Since 2007, Bedfringe has seen over 2,000 acts pass through its doors, well and truly establishing it on the world fringe map.  We’re thrilled that it’s back for 2018 and as ever, here’s our guide to what’s on when. From Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd July, the Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s will host the…

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Bedford River Festival – heritage and culture

This year’s Bedford River Festival takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, with even more things to see and do along the beautiful banks of the River Great Ouse.  If your family is looking for a bit of culture and  some great, hands-on and interactive activities, head over to St Mary’s Gardens. This…

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River Festival: live music line-up

As if you didn’t already know, this weekend is the Bedford River Festival – our bi-annual celebration along the banks of the River Great Ouse. This year’s 40th anniversary event stretches from Russell Park in the east along to St Mary’s Gardens and Riverside Square in the west, with live music stages throughout the site.  Here’s our…

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Music Highlights

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA BRINGS THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA TO BEDFORD The world-famous Philharmonia Orchestra, resident orchestra at Bedford Corn Exchange, comes to Bedford this July and August with The Virtual Orchestra, a free experience for all the family that gives everyone the opportunity to experience a symphony orchestra up-close. A large tent on Riverside Square becomes home to a 10-room installation…

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Take your pick! Howbury Farm Flower bouquet workshops

19th July, 23rd August and 21st September. Join florist, Catherine Elworthy, and Lucy and Jane from Howbury Farm Flowers for a masterclass in hand-tied bouquets throughout this summer. Starting with a tour of the beautiful walled garden in Renhold, Lucy and Jane will talk about the flowers they grow and the varieties that are available…

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Ice House Refurbished and Open For Guided Tours

Following refurbishment, the historic Ice House located in Bedford’s Cultural Quarter,  is now accessible through guided walks with the Bedford Association of Tour Guides. The Ice House is an underground, man-made chamber inside the Castle Mound at the heart of the historic site of Bedford Castle. It was built by the Higgins family in the…

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